2020 AsiaasiaTrafalgar Halong BayTrafalgar has released its 2020 Asia itineraries, with the addition of nine new trips, building on the customer demand for more itineraries that uncover the real Asia.New additions for 2020 include the Saigon and Bangkok Explorer, an exciting new trip in its City Explorer series, allowing guests to do a deep dive into the sights and cultures of these two epic Asian metropolises. Available as a 9-day stand-alone trip or with the 3-day Phuket extension, this trip allows guests to gain an intimate understanding of each city, exploring it at a more leisurely pace, cutting down on inter-destination travel. This City Explorer includes experiences such as Be My Guest dining featuring a farm-to-table lunch on an organic farm outside Ho Chi Minh and a trip to the former home of American businessman Jim Thompson who revitalised the Thai silk industry in the 50s and 60s, including a visit to the factory to understand the skill that goes into making these luxurious textiles.“We are so excited to be unlocking more of Asia in 2020, with our 9 new trips being a reflection of how much our guests love exploring Asia with Trafalgar” said Janice Farnum, the brand’s Director of Product for Asia and Africa. “With four nights in each destination, one of my personal favourites, which I know guests will love, is our new Saigon and Bangkok Explorer. They can settle into the rhythm of these iconic cities and really feel like a local – which is what we’re all about” she said.The brand also continues to stay true to its commitment to using travel as a force for good, by including at least one JoinTrafalagar experience on every Asia trip, where guests make a meaningful difference in the places they visit – such as enjoying a performance by a group of blind youth musicians that supports the work of the Ho Chi Minh Blind Centre to provide training and opportunities for the visually impaired and a moving visit to the Tibetan Refugee Center in Darjeeling. As part of the company’s core mission to incorporate sustainable practices into all facets of their business model, the brand is making travel matter on their trips and across their supply chain, including the goal to become plastic free by 2022 under the guidance of their parent company The Travel Corporation.Also new in 2020, Trafalgar guests will experience local life with a family during the internationally adored Holi festival on our Colourful India – Celebrate Holi trip. Trafalgar is also extending its Be My Guest series, featuring a brand new Japanese Kaiseki and Tea Experience, where guests take part in a Yamato tea drinking ceremony with a local family, before visiting their beautiful mountainside tea plantation.“With the colours of Holi, our incredible Be My Guests, our wonderful Travel Directors and experiences that ignite the senses, Trafalgar Asia 2020 offers more for guests than ever before. And with JoinTrafalgar initatives on all our Asia itineraries, I’m proud we can enable guests to make a positive impact in the places we visit. It’s a travel experience you cannot get elsewhere.” said Ms Farnham.
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